"Mohs Micrographic Surgery is the most advanced skin cancer treatment This procedure is most often used in treating the most common forms of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, particularly when the tumors are located on the face, ears, or scalp. It offers the highest potential for complete eradication of a malignant skin tumor, even if the skin cancer has been previously treated.
Mohs surgery is a state-of-the-art treatment in which the physician is both the surgeon and the pathologist. It relies on the accuracy of a microscope to trace the tumor, allowing the Mohs surgeon to see beyond the visible disease and to precisely identify and remove the entire tumor, leaving healthy tissue unharmed. The most exact and precise method of tumor removal, Mohs minimizes the risk of recurrence while also lessening the chance for unsightly scarring by sparing normal tissue.
The cure rate for Mohs Micrographic Surgery is the highest of all treatments for skin cancer—up to 99 percent, even when other forms of treatment have failed. This is the standard-of-care for most skin cancers in the facial and adjacent areas. We are pleased to offer this option in our office with Dr. Julie Gladsjo.
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